Who We Are
Created in 2013, Chiaroscuro Studios is a Brazilian-based company with global presence, active in a variety of areas in the comic book and pop culture industry.
Areas of Expertise
Chiaroscuro Studios is the official representative on art sales for over 40 artists working for publishers such as Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Soleil, Delcourt and many others. These original published art pieces–from penciled and inked art boards to single-copy Artist’s Proofs of comic book interiors and covers produced digitally–are exclusively sold by Chiaroscuro Studios to art collectors from all over the world. Commissioned art pieces, following specific request from buyers, are also offered.
Chiaroscuro Studios has been partnering with companies in Brazil and abroad to create advertising campaigns, concept art for movies, illustration for products, designs for collectibles and more! Based on the project specs we access our vast network of artist to find the best talent or talent team, and Chiaroscuro Studios also coordinates the art development from briefing to the final delivery. Please check a selection of projects in which we partnered with companies to create sought after, high impact products and advertising campaigns, and get in touch with us to discuss how we can collaborate on your next project.
Chiaroscuro Studios is the co-owner and co-founder of CCXP Comic Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil, the biggest comic con in Latin America, CCXP Cologne , in Germany, and GameXP, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chiaroscuro Studios is also the co-creator and curator of blockbuster pop culture exhibitions such as Quadrinhos(2018-2019, São Paulo, Brazil–140,000 visitors), and Batman 80 Expo (2019-, São Paulo, Brazil–120,000visitors), among others
Chiaroscuro Studios has already produced five Yearbooks, which are coffee table art books highlighting original art pieces created by our represented artists under a same theme, from Brazilian folklore (2018) to an illustrated edition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2020). All these books are available in pdf here.
Ivan Costa CEO
Ivan Costa has been in love with comics as far back as he can remember. While building a solid career as marketing executive in companies such as Ericsson, Ibmec São Paulo, FAAP and FIAP, he has always found time and energy to help organize FIQ – International Comic Book Festival of Belo Horizonte and to gather a vast collection of original comic book art, which has been organized in exhibitions and have earned him three HQMix Awards.
In 2013, Ivan co founded Chiaroscuro Studios and was directly involved in the creation and organization of CCXP Comic Con Experience, now the biggest comic con in the western hemisphere. Ivan acts as business partner and as the curator for comic book related content for CCXP, CCXP Cologne, GameXP, and CCXP Awards.
Ivan Costa is the curator on several comic book and pop culture exhibitions. He is also a demanded corporate speaker